Sunday, February 13, 2011

Punjab govt keeps Basant banned for 2nd yr

LAHORE: Punjab Government has decided to keep Basant banned for the second year in the province, Geo News reported Sunday.

According to sources, the Punjab government made the decision with a view to curbing the loss of human lives.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Arrested At Delhi Airport

Famous Pakistani sufi singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has been arrested at Delhi airport reported by a reliable news channel of India, AajTak. Reason of arrest is said to be possession of undeclared foreign currency – one lakh dollars

Qureshi dismisses US sought immunity for Davis

Qureshi dismisses US sought immunity for Davis ISLAMABAD: Former Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has ruled out providing the kind of immunity to Raymond Davis which US called for, adding that the suspect is not a diplomat in Pakistan, Geo News reported.

Talking to Jang Group’s senior journalist, Ansar Abbasi, Qureshi said that Raymond Davis was not a US diplomat according to Pakistan’s official record as Foreign Ministry has searched out complete documents, dismissing likelihood of immunity for suspect, which US demanded from Pakistan.

Former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said in categorical terms that as per the official record and advice given to him by experts in the Foreign Office, the American double murderer Raymond Davis is not a diplomat and cannot be given blanket diplomatic immunity.

Honey, secret of energy booster

Honey, secret of energy booster HARRISBURG: Did you know that the athletes in Ancient Greece relies on intake of honey to improve their performance in the face of Olympic sport?

Honey made their secret recipes as they contain glucose and fructose which are capable of producing supplies of glycogen in the liver.

For that, it’s no wonder that eating one tablespoon of honey before bed can also increase fingsi brain. Because fructose is stored as energy reserves in the liver and the brain will be working at night.

In addition, honey can boost the immune system and has antibacterial effects both internally and externally so that helps speed up recovery of the body.

South Africa crush Zimbabwe in warm-up

South Africa crush Zimbabwe in warm-up CHENNAI, India: Morne Morkel grabbed three wickets and Jacques Kallis hit an unbeaten 49 as South Africa raced to an emphatic eight-wicket win over Zimbabwe in a World Cup warm-up match on Saturday.

Paceman Morkel took 3-16 and Pakistan-born leg-spinner Imran Tahir bagged 3-35 as Zimbabwe were dismissed for 152 after electing to bat in the day-night match in Chennai.

South Africa achieved the target with more than 26 overs to spare in the one-sided contest, with Hashim Amla (45), skipper Graeme Smith (41) and Kallis being the main run-scorers.

All-rounder Kallis, who missed a recent home one-day series against India due to a rib injury, did not bowl but smashed three

Priyanka Chopra gets V-Day proposals galore!

When Priyanka Chopra went to the sets of “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa- 4″ to shoot for the Valentine’s Day special episode, little did she know she would end up getting proposed by all the male participants of the reality show.
While each male contestant popped the question in his own way, the only one to catch her attention was actress Mahii Vij’s choreographer Savio.
Savio chose to propose to Priyanka in the signature Shah Rukh Khan style from his movie “Darr”, and it hit bull’s eye! Priyanka was quite floored and agreed to shake a leg with

China restricts smoking in films, TV

China has ordered that smoking scenes in films and television series be restricted, amid concern it is failing to deliver on pledges to help its 300 million smokers kick the habit.
The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT), China’s media watchdog, called for “strict control” of smoking scenes and banned minors from being present in shots involving anyone lighting up.
Cigarette brands are banned from appearing in films and television series, and smoking scenes must

Kazmi terms FIA report misleading

Terming the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) investigation report regarding his financial assets as baseless and misleading, Hamid Saeed Kazmi denied the existence of millions in his bank account.
Addressing a news conference here on Sunday, the former religious minister said the agency was spreading disinformation about his income.
He also denied his involvement in alleged corruption in Hajj affairs.

Egyptian army takes down tents on Tahrir Square

Egypt’s military is taking down the makeshift tents of protesters who camped out on Tahrir Square in an effort to allow traffic and normal life to return to central Cairo.
There were a few verbal altercations between soldiers and protesters Sunday morning as the tents were removed, but the process was generally peaceful.
The military has called on protesters to return home. Some of the demonstrators are refusing to clear out.
Protester Ashraf Ahmed said the military can tear down his tent, but that he’s not going to leave “because so